I N Scotland: The Plea Of Provocation

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`[I]n Scotland…the plea of provocation still has a sexist dimension. As a mechanism for conviction of culpable homicide on a murder charge, it remains more suitable for the circumstances in which angry men find themselves, rather than abused women.’
Scots Criminal Law recognises that sometimes people take the life of another due to a sudden temporary loss of self-control. In such circumstances where the perpetrator killed due to the fear of serious violence or discovery of sexual infidelity, being able to successfully prove that the perpetrator had been provoked to kill their victim is vital because the defence of provocation can mitigate a murder charge of murder to voluntary culpable homicide. In this essay, the discussion will involve assessing
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